The Rebel leads off Me-TV's Saturday Western block, airing at 11 am (ET), with 2 back-to-back episodes of the 1959-61 series co-created by & starring Nick Adams.
Adams plays Johnny Yuma, a Confederate soldier who now wanders the countryside. It isn't that he's looking for trouble. Like most Western heroes of the period, trouble comes looking for him, instead. The Me-TV prints are lacking the show's theme song, sung by country legend Johnny Cash. Instead, the instrumental theme heard over the closing titles in the following video also play during the open. The reason Cash's version isn't heard is because of copyright issues.
Rebel was one of those rare non-game shows produced by the iconic team of Mark Goodson & Bill Todman (their other Western, Branded, follows Rebel). Let's take a look at this sample:
Adams passed away in 1968, 7 years after the conclusion of Rebel. I am not sure who would have the rights to do a revival in the here and now, but it's easy to assume that Adams was taken from us too soon.